Audiovisual resources

Audiovisual resources

DVDs and Videos

There are DVDs and videos on contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin and Anish Kapoor. These are in the Audio-Visual section on Level 6 of the library at Luton campus and details are on the catalogue. 


Image collections 

Examples of image collections available online include:

  • Google Art Project  provides virtual tours of some of the worlds best known art galleries as well as high quality images of the art inside them.
  • VADS (Visual Arts Data Service)  access to over 100,000 visual images that have been made available online.  The images are free and copyright cleared for use in within higher education.
  • British Library Images Online  gives access to thousands of images from the British Library's collections. You can view images on screen for free or order, purchase and download ones that you particularly require.
  • Getty Images  Large bank of professional quality images. You will need to register, but there is no charge for this. Images can be ordered from the Archive as photographs or digital images and there will be a payment involved.

Many major art galleries have web sites which include images of their collections:

  • The Tate Gallery access to the visual resources of all four Tate collections.
Sound recordings
  • Archival Sound Recordings: British Library  The British Library's sound recordings archive includes amongst its 12,000 recordings, interviews with a selection of painters, sculptors, photographers, designers and architects.

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